Seminar on “Study, Research & Student Visa Requirements for Germany”

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On 31 May 2018, members from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Goethe Institut, and the German Academic Exchange Service or DAAD came to NSU for the seminar titled, “Study, Research & Student Visa Requirements for Germany” to promote further education in Germany. The objective of this seminar was to provide accurate information regarding further studies in Germany and its scopes. Also, the session aimed to provide information about the requirements of student visa for Germany so that students know how to start applying to their desired programs in Germany. The Information and Office Manager of DAAD, Ms. Rumana Kabir briefed the participants on the DAAD and its tasks and goals. She informed the audience that Germany is the third most popular destination for international students from all over the world and has approximately 2.7 million students whereby more than 12% are foreigners. Later on, the Culture & Education Officer of the German Embassy, Dhaka, Ms. Tamara Kabir took the floor to debunk some of the myths regarding the procedures for obtaining a student visa for Germany. She explained that if the guidelines are followed, then it only takes six weeks to acquire a student visa for Germany. Afterwards, the representative of German Language and Examination office, Goethe Institut, Dhaka, Mr. Golam Rasul took over the session to orient the participants about the requirements of German Language proficiency. He explained that the Goethe Institut, Dhaka offers state-of-the-art teaching, counseling, and support for German language learners. The Goethe Institut, Dhaka also provides information about the cultural, social and political life of Germany so that people who intend to move to Germany are aware of its practices and can adapt smoothly. Lastly, the program ended with testimonies from two faculty members of NSU who completed their degrees in Germany. Both faculty members encouraged students to go to Germany and assured that their decision to study in Germany was as one of the best decisions of their lives.